"I am pleased, overwhelmed and thankful not only for the turnout but also for the generosity of our friends and alumni," said SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt. "I can't compliment the entire staff enough for their hard work in making this a success."
The Red & Black Gala, presented by Simmons Hanly Conroy, a National Law Firm, was a first-of-its-kind event for SIUE Athletics. The proceeds from the event will go directly to support scholarship needs and operating budgets.
Title sponsor Simmons Hanly Conroy, a National Law Firm
Silver Sponsors Commerce Bank and World Wide Technology
Bronze Sponsor Gori Julian & Associates
Red & Black Sponsor Scheffel Boyle, CPA
Friends of Cougar Athletics Sponsors Bank of Springfield and Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Hospitality; Food & Beverage Sponsors DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville-St. Louis, Donnewald Distributing, Grey Eagle Distributing, Market Basket & Dark Horse Wines, Mike Shannon's Grill, Pepsi Co., and The Cup.
"This was a great step forward for Cougar Athletics," added Hewitt.
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